• Beston’s master cheese maker Paul Connolly accepts the trophy for 'best cheddar'.
    Beston’s master cheese maker Paul Connolly accepts the trophy for 'best cheddar'.
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South Australian cheese company Beston has taken out an award for the Best Cheddar in Australia at the 2017 DIAA Awards.

Beston scooped a combined total of 19 gold and silver medals on the night.

This year it will commence production of parmesan and mozzarella as part of its expansion strategy,

Beston also won the Christian Hansen Cup for its Beston Pure Foods (Edwards Crossing) Matured Cheddar Cheese.

The company re-established cheese making at Murray Bridge, South Australia, 18 months ago.

The Mable’s cream cheese label, which BFC acquired in September 2016 and shifted production from Victoria to its factory at Murray Bridge, was awarded one gold medal and five silver medals.

Beston Pure Foods whey powder was also awarded a gold medal, the only product to achieve gold status in its class.

The whey powder is produced at the Jervois factory, which BFC also acquired in September 2015 in conjunction with the Murray Bridge cheese factory, after the business of the former United Dairy Power (UDP) went into receivership.

Bulla’s Light Sour Cream also received the highest score in cream and dairy products, winning gold.

Its Frozen Greek Style Yoghurt Sticks meanwhile took the Alto award, marking it the highest-scoring frozen yoghurt.